Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ergonomics II

Whats is Ergonomics?
- The study of people in their working environments

The 5 aspects of ergonomics:
1) Safety
2) Comfort
3) Aesthetics
4) Ease of Use
5) Productivity

For each aspects of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.
1) Safety: Anti slip mats, to prevent the elderly from slipping.

2) Comfort: Sofas? The cushions in it.

3) Aesthetics: If it means beauty, then maybe furniture which have exquisite designs might count

4) Ease of Use: Like one handed boilers or one handed supports, which are very easy for elderly who have hand problems.

5) Productivity: Larger poker cards, so that elderly can see them clearly.


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